Year: 1999

Healthcare’s Magicians And Spendthrifts

A local academic recently claimed that the profit motive “has become the sole cost driver in Medicare.” He said that Canada’s basic healthcare system costs the same as it did in 1971 and attributed increases in spending since to “the private system we have no control over”, namely drug companies, and private clinics.

Why Free Trade Works

Dr. Lawrence Reed is an economist and president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, Michigan’s most influential think tank. Michigan Governor John Engler and many of his administration’s officials have cited the work of the Mackinac Center as the source of the ideas that revived their state’s economy.

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More For The Masses

Mass production is starting to give way to mass customization thanks to information age technology. That is good news for consumers, since a wide variety of goods and services increases the chance consumers will find products that meet their individual requirements.

The Freedom to Innovate

Although it is the Manitoba blue print for educational reform, is the result of the larger educational reform movement which is occurring throughout North America. This reform movement is being driven by forces which are outside the educational system.